Florida Everblades

ECHL Playoffs Game Night: 4-2-12

E4-Greenville Road Warriors 2 @ E5-Florida Everblades 5
ECHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals – Florida leads best of 5 series 1-0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-1-1, +2, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 3 SOG, 5 PIM (fighting)
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 39 GP, 20-14-0-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 sv%, 1 SO

Florida struck first in their playoff matchup with fourth-seeded Greenville, blowing open a close game in the second period for an eventual 5-2 win. Florida outshot Greenville 21-6 in the second period while outscoring them 3-1. John Muse got the start in net for the ‘Blades. Nagle had started the final regular season game. Lightning prospects Charles Landry and Sebastien Piche each had an assist in Game 1. Piche also had a fight. Game 2 is Wednesday night in Florida. Games 3-5 are in Greenville. The Road Warriors are affiliated with the New York Rangers.

ECHL Game Night: 3-30-12

Gwinnett Gladiators 3 @ Florida Everblades 5

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 35 GP, 2-7-9, +5, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-1-1, E, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 15 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Florida exacted some revenge on first-place Gwinnett for a 2-0 loss Wednesday night with a 5-3 win Friday. Florida had a 2-0 lead that they relinquished before going up 4-2 and then hanging on and adding an empty net goal. Pat Nagle sat backup yet again. Sebastien Piche had a point for the fourth time in his last five games. This game was definitely on the chippy side as the teams combined for 116 penalty minutes. Eighty-eight of those belonged to the Glads. Former Vermont Catamount and Toronto Maple Leaf Brayden Irwin had two goals and an assist for Florida, who remains in fifth in the East.

ECHL Game Night: 3-28-12

Gwinnett Gladiators 2 @ Florida Everblades 0

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 34 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 0-0-0, -2, 2 SOG, 2 PIM (roughing)
Season Totals: 14 GP, 3-6-9, +1, 41 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, E, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Despite outshooting Gwinnett 30-19 the ‘Blades dropped a 2-0 decision to the conference’s top team on Wednesday. Florida is two points ahead of Wheeling for the fifth seed in the East. They have already clinched a playoff spot. Sebastien Piche had his three-game goal scoring streak come to an end. Goaltender Pat Nagle was backup to John Muse. Nagle hasn’t played since March 2.

ECHL Game Night: 3-24-12

South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Florida Everblades 4

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 33 GP, 2-6-8, +4, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-1-2, E, 5 SOG, 7 PIM (boarding, fighting)
Season Totals: 13 GP, 3-6-9, +3, 39 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-0-0, +1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 31 GP, 0-10-10, -7, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

They’re in. Florida clinched a playoff spot Saturday night in the franchise's 1000th game with a big home win over South Carolina. On Friday night the ‘Blades scored five times in the second period to beat the Rays 5-2, and tonight they scored four times in the middle frame to beat the Rays 4-2 to complete the three-game sweep of South Carolina. Florida sits in fifth place in the East, three points ahead of Wheeling and four ahead of the Stingrays. Sebastien Piche (pictured) scored for the third straight game and had a Gordie Howe hat trick (goal, assist, and fight). He’s really come on lately. Pat Nagle sat backup to John Muse for the third game in a row since he returned to the ECHL.

ECHL Game Night: 3-23-12

South Carolina Stingrays 2 @ Florida Everblades 5

D Charles Landry, FLA: 0-0-0, -1, 0 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 32 GP, 2-6-8, +3, 10 PIM
D Sebastien Piche, FLA: 1-0-1, -1, 3 SOG, 4 PIM (interference, tripping)
Season Totals: 12 GP, 2-5-8, +3, 32 PIM
D Kevin Quick, FLA: 0-1-1, -1, 1 SOG, 0 PIM
Season Totals: 30 GP, 0-10-10, -6, 4 PIM (Norfolk property)
G Pat Nagle, FLA: Did not play (backup)
Season Totals: 38 GP, 19-14-0-3, 2.90 GAA, .903 sv%, 1 SO

Lightning prospect Sebastien Piche scored for the second consecutive game and David Fischer and Matt Beca both had three assists each as Florida beat South Carolina for the second time this week, 5-2. All of Florida’s goals came in the second period.

With the two points on Friday Florida moved to 79 points on the season, leapfrogging both South Carolina and Wheeling for fifth in the Eastern Conference. Florida plays the Stingrays again on Saturday.

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